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.. remember george w. bush's drunk driving arrest that was revealeled the weekend before the 202000 campaign and came close to costing him the electioion. romney as smart people. they did this with him. things like the swiss bank account and the cayman islands and in bermuda and luxembourg and all that stuff ce up, an his ta rates and romney went right through the stop sign. he did not want to discuss h his self-absorption witith money -- this is a man who has been running for president for most of the 21s century. thiss not something that just jumped out at him he has made this decision, and he allowed barack oba to put him squary thehe defensive as farars jobs, there is one figure to remember -- more jobs created last year under barack obama in the private sector than in the eight years of george w.. bush's presiden in the private sector. >> even "the wall street journal" editorial-page says that romney has squanderered the susummer because he has let obama and define him ass a w wealthy elitist, and then a they excoriated him for being shot in the testy in n front of his mansion on the la
that could come back and bite us. remember george w. bush's drunk driving arrest that was revealed the weekend before the 2000 campaign and came close to costing him the election? romney has smart people. they did this with him. things like the swiss bank account and the cayman islands and bermuda and all that stuff came up, and the tax rates, and whether he is going to reveal them. romney went right through the stop sign. he, who did not want to discuss it with this source and with money, so deep, so pervasive, that this is a man who has been running for president for most of the 21st century. is not something that just jumped out this the -- not just something that jumped out on him . as far as jobs are concerned, one figure to remember -- more jobs created last year under barack obama in the private sector than in the eight years of george w. bush's presidency. >> even "the wall street journal" editorial page says romney has squandered the summer because he let obama defined him as a wealthy elitist, and then they excoriated him for being shown in a jet ski in front of his mansi
's been very grateful how the bushes have been. president george w. bush have stayed largely on the sidelines. i don't need to play the critic. i think he struck up a pretty good relationship with george h. w. bush. so the relationship with clinton is prickly and complicated. chris: it is an interesting friendship-rivalry. before we break, the famously close relationship between the bush and bill clinton didn't start out so swimingly. clinton was flummox at al gore keeping him at a distance because of the lewinsky matter. but he couldn't resist spouting off. he held out a texas twang and gave his best bush impression. i'm a governor, my daddy was president. i own a baseball team. but al gore was right in using the lewinsky issue. >> now if he decides he can't help himself and starts campaigning against me, the shadow returns. bill: the shadow. we learned when book visited the white house after the recount of 2000, he asked clinton if that shadow offended him and he gave him a pass. and of course clinton became close to george bush 41 and the family. they consider clinton a br
romney. secondly, her whole connection is with george w. bush, whose foreign policy and war in iraq are considered a disaster. they cost the republican party both houses in 2006, and the presidency in 2008. why would you do it? what exactly does she bring some what state does she bring? >> because of the cabinet post that she held, the fact that she worked for sandy berger, colin powell, bob zoellick. >> she didn't work for sandy berger, did she? >> she was part of sandy berger's generation. >> i don't think she's that old. >> i'm not an authority on herbicide okay grief. she worked at the hoover institution. the woman is a brilliant woman. >> when we were with nixon in '68, there was a point where he was way down. he was tied with humphrey, and you take the safe pick. >> is it safe to say that everybody on this panel is poo- pooing, except me, a possible candidacy? >> yes. >> as a running mate? >> not as a rung mate. she's phot got many great qualifications but not for this ticket. >> not for this particular. >> poo-pooing. >> okay who will be romney's vice presidential running mat
the democratic party's agenda is. that's the problem. you mentioned other presidents not doing this. but george w. bush did it, john mccain did it and presidential candidates did it. i think republicans need to end this tradition of appearing before the naacp to try and reach black voters. the type of black voters who may be open to voting republican are not at naacp conventions. you can go into communities and visit churches and visit small businesses. you can visit charter schools and so forth. you can advertise on black radio and black television programming. that's how you can reach people. there is no need to go before groups like this and try and seek black votes that way. i don't think it has been a very good strategy. >> what about getting credit? does he get credit foregoing into the liberal group like this saying, look, here is my argument on health care. here is my argument on education. get credit for bravery for reaching out and saying these are my convictions. you need to hear these. >> i just think his time and effort would be better spent on more persuadable people than who he is
election that year, then-texas governor george w. bush running against al gore pledged to give that money back to the taxpayers. >> we don't believe the surplus is the government's money. we know the surplus is the people's money and we're going to send some of that money back to the people who pay their bills. >> and send it back he did. when he became president, through temporary tax cuts in 2001 and 2003 known as the bush tax cuts. the first of those tax cuts were set to expire back in 2010 but the economy was still shaky back then, so vice president biden and senator mitch mcconnell struck a deal to extend them for two more years for everyone. now those tax cuts are set to expire again at the end of this year. it is part of the so-called fiscal cliff that economists are warning the u.s. could go over if congress doesn't deal with it. now, president obama says let's extend them for another year -- but -- and this is the key point, not for everyone, just for what he calls the middle class -- families earning less than $250,000 per year, or individuals earning less than $200,000. >> i be
the president is. the president i think faces a reality much like george w. bush did in 2004. it is absence on bigger recovery. it is entirely possible he will get to election day without 50% of the voters saying they approve. some increment of voters he has to find a way to convince them to stick with him. the way you do that is by making the challenger up acceptable to voters. this struggle between the two sides to defind what the bain experience is whether it shows romney to be someone who has personified the problem i think is going to be a central tipping point in this race. >> even republican alabama governor robert bentley is chiming in saying release the tax returns although now he is saying his words is taken out of context. are republicans in large numbers also questioning romney's approach here? >> a few other conservative commentators, what romney is doing is somewhat unusual. he drew a very hard line saying you are not getting anymore tax returns from 2010 and 2011. the tax returns, the bain experience and offshore accounts is all part of one kind of broad set of issues that th
w. bush in that speech. >> good political point. way to score some points with our core audience. that's important to me because i want to be here. leeann, isn't obama the perfect president for this era? it is all about him, and we are all about us. thus we identify with him. >> maybe you have a point there, greg. but it doesn't surprise me because every president is about i and me in their speeches. it doesn't matter what side of the political aisle you are on. every time you give a speech they have to talk about what they do. >> i am removing everything you do from the show. >> really? >> yes. >> me, me, me, me. they are all self-centered. >> in his mind he is the king of the world, and he runs it all, and he loves his executive decision making that he can just go and do whatever he wants. so it is all about him. >> all right. >> bill, you can't naval gaze because you don't have a naval. is a more individualistic culture a good or bad thing? >> bad, and i agree. it is not just the internet. it is facebook specifically. think about it, not only is it about you, you, you, but the
, and guess who is on the list. former president george w. bush, k bailey hutchison, the former senator and former senator phil gramm. what are they talking about? >> well, it just shows how loosely constructed the doj's own expert said, i will read a direct quote from him in the trial, i was not asked to weigh in on the question of whether or not they would be able to vote. so this list was created to maximize the number of people that might be able to vote. it doesn't have a real basis in reality at all. >> what will happen with this decision, and what do you think the fate of voter id will be in this state? >> well, it is in the hands of the three-judge panel now, eric. it will be up to them to decide. unfortunately the way the law is written, eric holder does president have to prove his case. we have to prove he is wrong. ultimately it may result in the repeal of section five of the voting rights act which would be a great thing. >> well senator tommy williams and the other co-sponsors will await that decision by that panel in washington. thank you for joining us this morning. >> th
, for george w. bush, how do you explain why governor romney hasn't put out more of his tax returns? >> i have seen this with candidates and i saw this with dwi with president bush, that came out late in the campaign. and a number of other candidates that i worked for. i think it's two things. first, obviously, there's something there. if not he would say, have at it. that compromises what he said in the past about something. but i think the bigger thing is, it's arrogance. many of these politicians think, i can get away with it. i don't have to do this. that in the end is the problem that sort of walk into these, i don't have to do this, i can address in some other way. if everything was fine, he would have been out there. >> i want to get to donna, you're nodding your head. >> mitt romney released all that's necessary for people to understand something about my finances, end quote. something is a pregnant word. the cost of not releasing the returns are clear, therefore, he must have calculated that there are higher costs in releasing them. >> and he's going to tough it out. >> drip, drip, th
was appointed by president george w. bush to head the federal deposit insurance corporation, the fdic. now as senior advisor to the pew charitable trust, sheila bair has just organized a private group of financial experts called the systemic risk council. among its members, former fed chairman paul volcker, former senators bill bradley and alan simpson, john reed, once the chairman of citigroup, and brooksley born, the former cftc chairman who back in the 1990s accurately predicted an economic meltdown. its mission, to prevent the banking industry from scuttling the reforms created by the dodd-frank act, and, hopefully, prevent another crash. she has a book coming out in late september about the need for reform called "taking the bull by the horns." she's also written two books for children about money and entrepreneurship. "rock, brock and the savings shock" and "isabel's car wash." sheila bair, welcome. >> thank you. happy to be here. >> if you were trying to help some of those young people that you write for, understand this business called libor, how would you begin? what's the "once u
in being v.p. she is pro-choice, and she, of course, you know, was such -- close to george w. bush, she brings up the iraq war and weapons of mass destruction and all of that. so some of the journalists purport it to be fair by saying drudge reported it but there's not much time of it happening. they still gave it airtime. why is that? >> man, i was with my good conservative buddy, pat buchanan, when the news broke on this. and he was just outraged at the notion. that's how many conservatives view a possible -- possibility of condi rice as a candidate. many on the left are outraged over her connections to the iraq war, et cetera, et cetera. and she herself has expressed no interest. i take her at her word. but kbryeah, for one thing, dru has credibility with reporters because they all have -- many as their home page. i've seen this. because of exposure to it. when he has a big headline, folks say, well, drudge is well connected with the romney campaign and others, must be something to this. you know, there's no other evidence anywhere, howard. >> sometimes his scoops are right. this one
of people supposedly disenfranchised included george w. bush, senator k bailey hutchison and phil gramm and even a senator from the state of texas who testified from the witness stand. we showed at trial the data relied upon by the department of justice was hopelessly flawed. >> i want to say something that they said the naacp convection where they likened the voter law to jim crowe poll taxes. here is what he said. >> many of those without id's would have to travel great distances to get them. some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them. we call those poll taxes. >> in a short amount of time we have left i want to get your response to that and to two texas state senators who testified before the district court saying these laws were, quote, racially motivated. what do you say? >> first of all one of those senators who testified of that said he had lied previously already, and so his testimony can't be taken to account, but as it earns c eric holder -- as it concerns eric holder, he doesn't know what his own witness testified to. eric holder's witness sai
years of tax returns in 2000. george w. bush released many years of his tax returns. john kerry also released many, many years. same with john mccain. you just don't run for president and get away with not releasing your returns. now, what i suspect, alex, he might do is he might pull something i have seen in my years as a journalist. other really rich candidates do. they don't pass out copies but they -- invite reporters to come sit in a room and look at it for three hours and can't make copies. you can't make heads or tails of anything. he might try to pull something like that. >> what's inning to me, this is a very intelligent man. released all his tax returns while being vetted by potential vp pick by john mccain many years prior. then have you these four years where he's clearly on the public stage. you would think -- even though people are suggesti ining he ha something to hide, you think he knows better. i keep going back to why aren't you just doing it? i mean, he has been on the public stage and probably had aspirations to run for the presidency four years ago. you know, i m
. in 2001, president george w. bush nominated him as u.s. attorney for the district of new jersey. the position that the health through 2008. it was in that role that gov. christie drew national attention for his efforts in battling political corruption, corporate crime, contracting and gang violence. he directed his attention to ethics during his tenure and spear headed a number of aggressive investigations against corrupt public officials. and he was able to build an impressive 130 convictions during this time. but what you may not know is that, like many true new jersey native's, gov. christie is a dedicated bruce springsteen fan. [laughter] to date, he has attended 209 bruce springsteen concert over 36 years. that is a bipartisan issue on which everybody can agree. [laughter] this morning, gov. christie will make open comments and then we will have a moderated discussion led by brookings senior fellow ted gayer. this event is also being webcast and viewers can post comments and ask questions during discussion. please join me in welcoming gov. christie to the broken this instit
to a recession under his successor, george h. w. bush and, the president is talking about a middle-out economic recovery and taxing the wealthy, what do you say. >> the whole model is wrong that obama has, if i may say, go back to jack kennedy the middle class is not at war and there is no reason to fight for the middle class. we are you all in this tub toge, john kennedy said no american is better off by pulling a fellow american down and we are made better off when any one of us is made better off and, ended with the famous line, a rising tide raises all boats and ronald reagan used that line in his campaign, how do you bring them up, it's not old versus young, black versus white, male versus female and we are all americans and you need to bring the prosperity back to everyone, it is not a war but a partnership and you don't do that by attacking the people who provide the jobs. >> clayton: you disagree with the tax proposal, here's president obama's tax proposal -- >> totally. >> clayton: we'll throw it on the screen, you can dive into the numbers, income over $380,000. it will go up to 39%.
probably knows, former reagan and president george h.w. bush official saying that no claim for regulatory issues have increased. he says this. republicans have embraced the idea that this is holding back employment. they assert that barack obama has unleashed a tidal wave of new regulation which created uncertainty of business and prevents them from investing in hiring. as i said, he said, no hard evidence is offered for this claim. he then says, in my opinion that means -- bruce bartlett -- not my opinion, regulatory system is a kenard used by republicans to pursue an agenda supported by the business community year in and year out. nornede, it's a case of political opportumism. that's his opinion. not mine. my concern is if you ask economists on whether or not legislation -- many pieces of legislation that we baffed called jobs bills -- the gentleman has pointed that out -- economists say in the short term which is really what we need to do, we need to do in the short term and the long term is not going to create jobs. . this week we haven't done anything to create jobs. might i ask the
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